My eyes got diverted again
Michaël De Clercq draws inspiration from everyday objects, recurring or vivid dreams, experiences and memories from the past.
He likes to create scenes. These take different forms in a constant search for balance. They communicate with themselves, with others and with their environment. They often float, other times they are subjected to fierce gravity, fall or lean against each other to ultimately result in a faded reality, an alternative memory.
Michael works directly from his memory as much as possible, often prepares sketches and tries not to look too much at additional existing images. In this way he obtains a stilled version of his first impression or memory that becomes intertwined with his thoughts of the moment during the painting process.
His first solo exhibition ‘My eyes got diverted again’ is built around this theme. The title refers to those moments when your attention is diverted from the center of attention to what you did not notice at first. Those sudden moments, thoughts or objects that unexpectedly demand your attention. A total of 11 medium-sized oil paint canvases, two smaller canvases and six drawings are shown.